Spring is so short - most of it cold, rainy and (sometimes) snowy. But toward the end of the season, we experience a beautiful and short-lived change to the scenery around us in Calgary. The city erupts in a beautiful palette of pinks, whites, and purples as the Cherry Blossoms and Lilacs bloom which makes for a Photographer's paradise!
It is one of my most favourite times of the year for an outdoor session. The smells of the blossoms, the sights of the colours and the sounds of the birds feels like it come straight out of a Disney movie. I love it!
I had a wonderful evening with this beautiful family as we soaked in all the smells and sights of the blossoms. It was absolutely breathtaking. We all were left a little speechless as we approached the location and saw the grand view before it. It's SO beautiful.
This is a short event in the year, lasting about 1-2 weeks at most. I am so excited that we were able to take advantage of this for their beautiful family session.
We spent the last hour of sunlight in the evening playing around and cracking jokes. We did a variety of different poses that included the whole family, some of Mom and Dad, and of course some beautiful, simple portraits of their son.
I love when a simple portrait comes to life just by the environment. I love the golden light that we get during Golden Hour - it makes the colours so vibrant, warm and beautiful!
The blossoms are gone now (sad face) but there are still lots of beautiful locations in the city throughout the summer months that perfectly compliment a gorgeous family portrait.
Soon it will be the time of the canola fields and I will be in my golden hour glory shooting all the beautiful Canola and Dirt Road sessions! It's such a highlight of the year and I look forward to every session this summer and fall!
Thank you so much to this gorgeous family for trusting me with their very first photography experience. I am so excited that they loved their photos, and I hope that I am lucky enough to work with them again soon!
Due For Family Photos?
I love to create beautiful, colourful portraits that show off how unique and wonderful your family is. You'll absolutely love your photos and it makes my heart so happy to see a final gallery put together and being enjoyed for years to come by the people who are in them!
Family sessions are fun and easy, and I offer beautiful options that will showcase and display your portraits perfectly. I am booking well into the Summer and Fall months, if you are interested in learning more about my availability or how you can book a session for your family, you are warmly encouraged to contact me and I will walk you through the entire process.
Even Dads end up having a blast, so if you have or are a husband who normally feels that pang of obligation when it comes to Family Picture Day, come and hang out with me for an hour and I'll change your mind completely! ;)